Worst-case gust-response analysis for typical airfoil section with control surface


Journal Article

This paper determines the worst-case gust response of a typical airfoil section with a control surface. Matched filter theory is employed in order to compute the gust that produces a maximum response. These results are compared with a tuned one-minus-cosine gust, one of the standard representations of discrete gusts. It is found that the responses obtained by the matched filter theory are about twice as large as those obtained using the one-minus-cosine gust. Moreover, it is found that the hinge stiffness of the control surface can affect the plunging motion.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kanda, A; Dowell, EH

Published Date

  • January 1, 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 42 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 956 - 962

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0021-8669

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2514/1.8931

Citation Source

  • Scopus